CAS No. 17029-22-0

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ACTIVITY: Herbicide, Wood Preservative (Inorganic-arsenic, Heavy metal)

Note: WHO: Believed to be obsolete or discontinued for use as pesticides
Note from FAN: -- as of 2003: permitted for use in Australia.

CAS Name: potassium hexafluoroarsenate(1-)


The following effects (except for Environmental) pertain to Arsenic:


Environmental Effects:

Highly toxic to Bees
Very toxic to aquatic organisms

Regulatory Information
(only comprehensive for the US)
US EPA Registered: No 
US EPA PC Code: 599700 
Registered use in
(includes only a limited list of countries)

Other Information
Molecular Formula: As F6 K
Manufacturers: Dow Agro 
Systematic Names: Arsenate(1-), hexafluoro-, potassium
Potassium hexafluoroarsenate
Other Names:

Potassium fluoroarsenate(V) (KAsF6)
Potassium hexafluoroarsenate(1-)
Potassium hexafluoroarsenate(V)

Potassium hexaflurate
Caswell No. 692B
EINECS 241-102-7

Of special interest:
PAN BAD ACTOR - (Based on Arsenic)
Carcinogen; Developmental or Reproductive Toxin
One of 12 Arsenical biocides
Ref: from supporting information for JG Hering et al. Remediating subsurface arsenic contamination with monitored natural attenuation. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2005, 39, 458A-464A.
-- see
Colored surface map of arsenic distribution in soils and other surficial materials of the continental US.
Schematic redox zonation in an originally aerobic acquifer downgradient from a landfill.
Believed to be obsolete or discontinued for use as pesticides. WHO Recommended Classification of Pesticides by Hazard and Guidelines to Classification 2000-2002. Table 6. Active ingredients not included in the Classification and believed to be obsolete or discontinued for use as pesticides, p 37. 

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